Tragic news set to cause drama for THIS EastEnders family

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There's heartache heading for the Mitchells as Phil gets bad news about Keanu Taylor's wellbeing...

EastEnders is set to bring drama to the Mitchells this week as news about Keanu Taylor's job in Spain reaches Walford. But is he still alive?

Desperate for information about her son, Karen Taylor marches around to the Mitchells to get to the bottom of what exactly the 'job' Keanu has gone to Spain to do entails.

Having not heard from her boy since he went abroad, Karen knows something isn't right and so piles on the pressure with Sharon, demanding that she gets some answers from Phil before she tells him all about her dalliance with Keanu.

EastEnders Karen Taylor confronts Sharon

Karen Taylor confronts Sharon Mitchell

Feeling helpless when Phil refuses to reveal anything about Keanu, Sharon decides the only thing she can do is rope Louise in to help.

Sharon manipulates Louise into having a word with her dad and, despite the fact Keanu isn't exactly in the teenager's good books at the moment, she agrees to help.

But Sharon isn't prepared for what Louise tells Phil.

Without any word of warning, Louise drops the bombshell that she is pregnant with Keanu's baby and wants him to come home immediately.

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Louise tells Phil she's pregnant - and it doesn't go down well!

Phil is obviously furious that his daughter is in the family way and things only get worse when Karen arrives back, wanting to find out if there is any news on her son.

Seeing that Phil is fuming, Karen jumps to the conclusion that he must somehow know about Sharon and Keanu's affair... but thankfully before she can put her foot in it, she realises what is really going on.

But before anyone can quiz Louise further about her pregnancy, everyone is silenced when Phil gets a text message revealing what has happened to Keanu.

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Phil sees a photo of a badly beaten Keanu...

The group are left stunned when Phil receives a picture of the young mechanic badly beaten up... but who has done this to him?

As the truth about Phil's 'job' out in Spain is revealed there is a huge dramatic turn of events that will leave the Mitchells reeling...

Find out what happens on Thursday 21st February on BBC One at 7.30.

EastEnders airs Monday and Friday at 8pm and Tuesday and Thursday at 7.30pm on BBC One.

Claire Crick
Assistant Managing Editor at What To Watch

Claire is Assistant Managing Editor at What To Watch and has been a journalist for over 15 years, writing about everything from soaps and TV to beauty, entertainment, and even the Royal Family. After starting her career at a soap magazine, she ended up staying for 13 years, and over that time she’s pulled pints in the Rovers Return, sung karaoke in the Emmerdale village hall, taken a stroll around Albert Square, and visited Summer Bay Surf Club in sunny Australia. 

After learning some tricks of the trade at websites Digital Spy, Entertainment Daily, and Woman & Home, Claire landed a role at What’s On TV and writing about all things TV and film, with a particular love for Aussie soaps, Strictly Come Dancing and Bake Off

She’s interviewed everyone from June Brown — AKA Dot Cotton — to Michelle Keegan, swapped cooking tips with baking legend Mary Berry backstage at the NTAs, and danced the night away with soap stars at countless awards bashes. There’s not a lot she doesn’t know about soaps and TV and can be very handy when a soapy question comes up in a pub quiz! 

As well as all things soap-related, Claire also loves running, spa breaks, days out with her kids, and getting lost in a good book.